Excellence in education requires not only an objective, up-to date, accurate, and balanced command of the field being taught, but also effective communication and mentorship skills. Documenting the scholarship of education also requires demonstration of accomplishments that are public, subject to critical review and analysis of outcomes, and useful to others in the community beyond the School of Medicine.
This documentation may take the form of a CV Impact Supplement. A CV Impact Statement is designed to enable a candidate to briefly detail select contributions by describing the recognition and impact of her or his work. This work may have been disseminated in the peer-reviewed literature or may have impact outside of the typical means of publication and thus may not be cited in one’s JHUSOM CV.
The CV Impact Supplement should list important projects or capacity building activities relating to any of the following: clinical distinction, program building, systems innovation and quality improvement, innovations and commercialization, and activities in medical/biomedical education often consisting of curriculum development and evaluation, learner assessment, and mentoring/advising.
Course or program design and leadership; the judgment of students, trainees, and peers; the success and accomplishments of trainees; and meritorious publications may also be considered when a faculty member’s educational scholarship is assessed.
Suggested Readings on Educational Scholarship and Promotion
Boyer, E. (1990). Scholarship Reconsidered: priorities for the professoriate (Princeton, NJ, Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, University of Princeton).
Glassick, C. E. (2000). Boyer's expanded definitions of scholarship, the standards for assessing scholarship, and the elusiveness of the scholarship of teaching. Academic Medicine, 75(9), 877-880.
Simpson D, Fincher RM, Hafler JP, Irby DM, Richards BF, Rosenfeld GC, Viggiano TR. (2007) Advancing educators and education by defining the components and evidence associated with educational scholarship. Medical Education, 41 (10), 1002-9.